Environmental awareness comes in many forms. Often, it is shaped by an understanding of science or public policy, but it also can be informed by religion. Rarely, however, do all three of these perspectives intersect at once—and that is the challenge two Yale University professors, Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim, have been addressing for the past three decades. Tucker and Grim’s course “Religion, Ecology, and Cosmology” illustrates how religion, spirituality,
What would Plato suggest we do to restore the earth’s health? Could Plato’s republic offer wisdom to help us save our planet?
The course examines the many links between environment and development in the United States.
On April 24 DC Water General Manager George S. Hawkins,who teaches "Enviromental Law and Moot Court", received the National Environmental Achievement Award from NACWA.
Princeton University had one winner this year, Ashley Eberhart ’13, who is a politics major and is pursuing three certificates in environmental, urban, and American studies.
Yes, science is being distorted. But, much more dangerous, it is being rejected.
"The middle class ... in the U.S. and other industrialized nations spend money on things we do not need. We could instead donate that money to organizations that make a huge difference in the lives of the world's poorest people."
PEI Visiting Professor George Hawkins '83 promotes sustainability as head of The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority.
An interview with Emmanuel Kreike, associate professor of history, Princeton University.
Tanzania's iconic national park must not be divided by a highway, say Andrew Dobson, Markus Borner, Tony Sinclair and 24 others. A route farther south would bring greater benefits to development and the environment.
Anthropology Professor Carolyn Rouse Spearheads Effort to Build the First High School in Oshiyie, Ghana, with Support from PEI/Grand Challenges
When she teaches "Race and Medicine," Princeton professor Carolyn Rouse invites black students to leave class 10 minutes early. She explains that this time would be needed to make up for shorter life expectancy -- on average blacks live five to six years less than whites in the United States.
Brain workers like to live near each other. It is easier to keep up with the latest ideas if you keep bumping into other people who work in the same field.
Princeton senior Ruth Metzel has been awarded the University's Henry Richardson Labouisse '26 Prize, which will fund her work with a nongovernmental organization to help address environmental issues in Panama.
Nine Princeton faculty members are among the 180 artists, scientists and scholars selected from a group of some 3,000 candidates for the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowships.
Recently, an analysis of Essential Science IndicatorsSM from Thomson Reuters recognized the work of Dr. Lars Hedin as having the highest percent increase in total citations in the field of Environment & Ecology.
Freshman Sarah Bluher spent part of her spring break in the Florida Everglades collecting field samples from an airboat in a water conservation area.
Princeton seniors James Bryant, Katie Hsih and Fatu Conteh have been awarded 2010 fellowships from ReachOut 56-81 to support yearlong public service projects after graduation.
Regarding his plans for the Oil, Energy and Middle East Initiative, teaching and research.
The climate problem is caused by prosperity.
If patterns of globalization over decades could be plotted on a world map, what might they look like and what deeper insights might they reveal, wondered Miguel Centeno.
CMI's "One Billion High Emitters" research makes Time Magazine's 50 Best Inventions of 2009.
Daniel Sigman, a Princeton University biogeochemist who has conducted pioneering work exploring the large-scale systems that have supported life on the planet throughout the millennia, has been selected as a 2009 MacArthur Fellow.
Princeton University's Peter and Rosemary Grant, whose legendary explorations on the bleak Galapagos island of Daphne Major over nearly four decades have produced an array of dazzling insights into evolutionary theory, have been named recipients of the Kyoto Prize.
Grand Challenges collaborations focus on development, energy, health solutions.
An interdisciplinary group of scholars will examine the ethical dimensions of the challenge presented by climate change in a fall lecture series sponsored by the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the University Center for Human Values.
A conference on environmental justice scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, will cap a yearlong collaboration between the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) and the Center for African American Studies that has enabled Princeton students and scholars to thoroughly explore the topic.
Several days into their spring break, 14 Princeton students found themselves in the middle of the Arizona desert, with nighttime temperatures in the 30s and no running water or electricity.
A new report should spur public debate about how science and technology can best sustain the earth while furthering the goals of humanity, according to Robert Socolow, one of 18 maverick thinkers convened by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) to map the greatest technological challenges of this century.
Humanity can't go on like this. Earth's climate is shifting, and it is all but certainly civilization's fault for burning fossil fuels and spewing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.